I’m taking a break (and a risk) in changing the pace a bit to express my opinions about the season premiere of Love and Hip Hop. It has caused quite a stir and is the spark of many “water cooler” conversations. I think there is a lesson to be learned by this first episode…perception is key!
Let’s start with Kimbella…UGH! For those that don’t know, Kimbella is the lady friend of Juelz Santana. Her whole ora was just STANK from the very start. You are invited to a group event and you BEGIN by acting stuck up and out of line! I normally don’t like to pre-judge others, but DANG she is beyond annoying and it was hard to fully watch the episode. In a world where someone’s life is but only one click away, how do you NOT see them on TV and come to your own conclusions? Throughout the entire episode I was taken back because, although it was an exaggerated segment of scenes, I don’t surround myself with the “Kimbellas” of the world. Maybe my opinion of her will change as the season goes on, but for now…NOPE! I am not a fan of her!
Moving on! Chrissy was the spark and subject of many Tweets and Facebook status updates. Some thought that she was wrong for physically attacking the aforementioned young lady, while others actually identified with her because, they too, would have defended their friend just like she did. Again, for those that did not watch the episode, here is a QUICK summary. Everyone is at a house gathering at Emily’s apartment to celebrate her new-found independence from long time rapper boyfriend, Fabolous (Fab). While all of the women are socializing, Kimbella drops a MAJOR bomb and reveals that she dated Fabolous 3 years prior. The catch? Emily was also dating Fab and was pregnant with their son. Chrissy was outraged that this woman had the audacity to spill the beans at, what was supposed to be, such a nice event. People may not agree, but I would have cussed someone out the same way Chrissy did, all to defend my friend! The a$$ whoopin’ that she delivered was just an added bonus.
Now, some may think that I am going a bit overboard and I shouldn’t be inserting my opinions based off of a mere reality television guilty pleasure, but this particular episode represents what actually happens with females. Catty behavior, bad attitudes, he said she said, infidelity, etc…it ALL contributes to drama amongst friends and it causes you to PERCEIVE a certain situation in a way that may or may not be necessary. So which role will you be playing in your real life episode? Kimbella or Chrissy?
1. Do you think Chrissy was wrong for getting physical?
2. Was Kimbella’s timing off when she disclosed her relationship with Fab?
3. Are you #TeamKimbella or #TeamChrissy?
Sidenote: I think I like Somaya way more this season!